'brave:' Pixar Princess With Mother Issues

Pixar's first female lead is an appealing firebrand, but the movie's emotionally tangled drama robs her of the lusty adventure she deserves.

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  • The 15 Reasons ‘Brave’ Doesn’t Feel Like a “Pixar” Film
    This weekend saw the release of Pixar’s latest film ... Remember, she’s a princess, and the film has taken pains to point out her mother’s lessons. While you could argue she, as a character, transitions, you’d have to also admit it plods along ...
    06/24/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Pixar shows off new animated movie with female protagonist, fairytale princess Merida
    Pixar, the creator of ground-breaking films such as WALL-E, Ratatouille and Up, treads seemingly old animation ground in its latest film, Brave, by featuring as its lead a feisty princess by the ... relationship between mother and daughter.
    08/10/2012 - 1:51 am | View Link
  • Pixar's 'Brave' shoots arrows in the princess ideal
    A princess, in other words, is a royal bore. At least that’s how it seems to Merida, the red-haired, bow-and-arrow-wielding teenager at the center of the new Pixar movie "Brave" upon hearing her mother’s precepts for ladylike behavior. Merida would ...
    06/25/2012 - 10:48 am | View Link
  • Pixar Courageously Breaks From The Princess Stereotype With ‘Brave’
    Robbie Coltrane and of course it wouldn’t be a Pixar film without John Ratzenberger. “Brave” is set in the Scottish Highlands and centers around a princess/skilled archer, Merida (voiced by Kelly McDonald), who defies her mother’s wish to get ...
    06/24/2012 - 3:24 am | View Link
  • Pixar’s first princess in ‘Brave’ tests appeal of girl hero
    Pixar’s box-office success was built ... fish and monsters to a movie about a rebellious princess in medieval Scotland. A key factor will be whether Brave, focused on a strained mother-daughter relationship, can draw both girls and boys.
    06/23/2012 - 2:23 am | View Link
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  • Brave (2012 film)
    Brave is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.It was directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman and co-directed by Steve Purcell.
    04/18/2018 - 4:15 pm | View Website
  • Pixar ‘Brave’ for tackling mother-daughter themes ...
    Merida is the thoroughly modern princess in Pixar’s latest film ‘Brave.’ Photo credit: Disney Pixar Pixar’s latest movie to hit theaters — ‘Brave’ — is bound to strike a chord with mothers and daughters and may remind them of the conflicts they often face, particularly when daughters are navigating the difficult teen years.
    04/18/2018 - 11:50 am | View Website
  • In 'Brave,' A Pixar Princess At Odds With Her Place
    Pixar tries to solve its female-heroine problem with a movie about Merida, a rebellious princess who, to her mother's dismay, craves freedom from all men. Critic Scott Tobias says the film's powerful character and message are unfortunately surrounded by uninspired plotting and comic relief.
    03/17/2018 - 4:36 am | View Website
  • Pixar and a Disney Princess: Brave | Tor.com
    Say the Disney Princess franchise. As it turned out, animator and director Brenda Chapman had already been, conveniently enough, musing about a story of a princess, her mother, and a bear. With just a few tweaks, it could easily be turned into a Disney Princess film. And so, Pixar moved Brave into ...
    02/1/2018 - 6:58 am | View Website
  • Pixar’s ‘Brave’: How the Character Merida Was Developed ...
    Merida, the protagonist of Pixar’s “Brave,” is the studio’s first leading heroine, a Scottish princess who had several incarnations on her way to the screen.
    08/22/2014 - 1:46 pm | View Website
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